BRITTLE NAILS DEFINITION While the term brittle nails is quite self-explanatory, nail changes in menopause can take many different forms. These can include nails that are prone to flaking, dryness, ridging, or breaking among other issues. You may hear your healthcare provider calling this Brittle Nail Syndrome (BNS). HOW LIKELY ARE BRITTLE NAILS DURING MENOPAUSE? … Continued
Managing menopause symptoms can be very challenging. There are over 34 menopause symptoms and our library gives you an introduction to some of the most common.
Find out below everything you need to know about menopause and sweating, brain fog, panic attacks, aches and pains, anxiety, skin changes, headaches, sleep issues, hot flashes, heart palpitations, itchiness, urinary tract infections, prolapse, restless legs, weight gain, depression, fatigue, vaginal discomfort and urinary incontinence.
Read on to find out more about what each menopause symptom means, how likely it is during menopause, what the signs are, why it happens and how to manage it, plus the latest scientific research.
IRRITABILITY DEFINITION Irritability can show itself in several different ways. There is no strict medical definition but irritability generally means that you easily find yourself getting angry, annoyed, or impatient. HOW LIKELY IS IRRITABILITY DURING MENOPAUSE? Very likely. Up to 70% report feeling annoyed and irritable during menopause. Read more about the stages of menopause. … Continued
MOOD SWINGS DEFINITION Mood swings are sudden and noticeable changes in the way you feel. You may notice that you are suddenly irritable, frustrated, angry, or sad and that it can be difficult to predict when or why your mood will change. HOW LIKELY ARE MOOD SWINGS DURING MENOPAUSE? Mood swings are a common part of … Continued
SORE BREASTS DEFINITION Sore breasts at menopause can feel achy, tender, painful, or overly sensitive. The exact feeling or sensation can be very different for everyone. This can be constant or come and go and can affect one or both breasts. The medical term for breast pain is mastalgia. Breast pain can be cyclical (related … Continued
THINNING HAIR DEFINITION You may notice changes to your hair during menopause. Your hair may become thinner, or you may notice other changes including a receding hairline, bald patches, or changes to the quality and texture of your hair. It may feel drier or more breakable. You may also hear this called “female pattern hair … Continued
DRY MOUTH DEFINITION Dry mouth, known as xerostomia, is thought to be triggered by the decrease in estrogen levels that happens during menopause. It can feel like a constant sore and dry feeling in your mouth and throat. It’s also associated with a decrease in saliva production and may be associated with burning mouth syndrome … Continued
DRY EYES DEFINITION It’s easy to guess what we mean by dry eyes. Normally the eye is kept moist and lubricated by your tears, but dryness can happen when your body either produces fewer tears or when the composition of your tears changes. This can be associated with hormonal changes during menopause and HT use. … Continued
Crying spells definition Crying spells can present in many different ways during menopause. Some experience tears spring up in short and sudden bursts with no identifiable trigger. For others, it can manifest as uncontrollable crying in short, intense bursts, where emotions bubble up out of nowhere and then pass. Some also report more crying or … Continued
Inability to perform tasks definition It can appear as a lack of motivation, persistent fatigue, or mental fuzziness. You might also be struggling with a lack of sleep, low mood, or even depression, all of which can make it more difficult to get through your to-do list. You may also find that you are physically … Continued
LOW CONFIDENCE DEFINITION Low self-esteem or low confidence is when you lack confidence in yourself – who you are and what you can do. You often have a negative perception of your self-worth and value. It can affect your mood, relationships, home life, and work. HOW LIKELY IS LOW CONFIDENCE? Low confidence can impact anyone … Continued
BLOATING DEFINITION Bloating differs from person to person and is an uncomfortable sensation of tightness or heavy pressure usually felt around your abdomen. The severity of this discomfort can vary. For some people, there’s no pain and it’s simply uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing. For others, the pain can range from mild to intense, crippling abdominal … Continued
LOW LIBIDO DEFINITION When we discuss sexual desire or libido, we are talking about your interest or motivation to seek out and engage in sexual activities. Everyone’s level of desire is different – some might be satisfied having sex once every few months or years and for others, it might be once every few weeks … Continued